Kabul: NATO, Afghan forces still battling Taliban attackers

September 14, 2011 06:34

KABUL - NATO attack helicopters circled over an unfinished building in the center of Kabul early on Wednesday in an operation to flush out Taliban fighters, more than 15 hours after the insurgents launched their biggest assault on the Afghan capital.

It was not known how many fighters were still holed up in the high-rise building near Kabul's diplomatic district from where they fired rockets at heavily-fortified US embassy and NATO headquarters.

"Forces are still working on clearing operations," a spokesman of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force told Reuters, in what is turning out to be the longest sustained attack on Kabul since the US-led invasion a decade ago.

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